Catching up with Cyril

August 1, 2019
Spring Hill man left his mark on Minnesota rock and roll scene
This 1963 photo was taken during Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars tour of the East Coast in 1963. (L to R) Dick Clark, Jerry Haacke, Joel Shapiro, Myron

Boomer’s Journal: Four daughters and a piano

May 1, 2019
Picture it, a family standing around their piano as mother, father, brother or sister sits down to play the instrument, while the rest of the family members gaze with pride and sing in harmony. Add to that…whoever is playing, is ...

Singing sweethearts

March 1, 2019
John and Gail Carpenter, known as The Singing Sweethearts, have been singing together for more than 50 years with opera companies, with symphonies and in concert. After moving from Colorado Springs to Mankato in August 2016 to be near their ...

A Magical Medora Christmas returns

November 1, 2018
Those who have attended the shows in Medora, North Dakota, understand the “magic of Medora.” For the last few years, that magic has been brought on the road in the form of A Magical Medora Christmas, a traveling Christmas ...

A music-filled life

October 1, 2018
“I had a great aunt years ago who had a saying…people ask me how I’m doing and I say ‘I’m still kicking but I’m not raising much dust.’”
Berge Johnson, of Spicer, plays a violin, one of the many instruments

From dream to reality

September 1, 2018
Alexandria teacher started assembling community orchestra 10 years ago Ten years ago Brad Lambrecht had a “pipe dream” about starting a community orchestra that could offer symphonic music for all to enjoy, right in the middle of Minnesota in the ...

Coming to America

September 1, 2018
German singer who performed in New Ulm decides to move to the area a few years later
Angela Jahr liked the area so much when she
performed at Heritagefest in New Ulm, she and
her husband moved to the area

An angelic new hobby

June 1, 2017
Long Prairie woman learns to play harp in retirement Susan Kroll, after a lifetime of providing health care around the world and delivering more babies than even she could count, has taken up playing the harp. Forget any connotations about ...

Couple shares love of music for 72+ years

October 1, 2015
Johnnie and Ruth Sturgeon, of Clarkfield,  fell in love with each other and music during their high school years when they both participated in the school band. Johnnie played the trombone, and Ruth played the French horn.
Ruth and Johnnie

Music in his soul

April 30, 2014
Brandon man has been playing since he was a little boy Bob Piotrowski was born with music in his soul, just itching to be unleashed. Using music to express himself, he admits that ideas are always “rolling through my veins.” ...